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Europe's Proposed Russian Sanctions Leaked: Full Report

The memo of possible sanctions prepared by the European Commission & distributed to national capitals, includes a proposal to ban all Europeans from purchasing any new debt or stock issued by Russia’s largest banks. Also proposes barring the Russian banks from listing new issues on European exchanges, etc. Will it happen?

With prospects that Russia may cut natural gas supplies to Ukraine & western Europe in retaliation for Kiev’s Feb revolution, America’s shale gas boom is taking on fresh geopolitical significance. Exports of natural gas to Europe could weaken or eliminate Kremlin’s leverage over Ukraine & Europe.

Crimea, The Fed, China And The Gold Price Pattern

While uncertainty around Ukrainian situation & Russia’s intentions has given gold prices an additional fillip, don’t expect this to continue. Ukraine and Crimea may prove to be a storm in a teacup. It is probably the US economy & China which will hold the key to gold’s path in the ensuing months.

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